Monkeys and rain

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May 22nd 2013
Published: October 1st 2017
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Another lazy day. I could get used to this. After another delicious breakfast, we were taken to town. This time, we asked to be dropped at the Monkey Forest, which is a temple complex and extensive grounds, overrun by macaques. The monkeys were very funny and not nearly as aggressive as is their reputation. None threw sticks at Paul, so I'm not sure I believe they are real monkeys. The monkeys have a reputation for being thieves (and, in some stories, are in league with the vendors who sell bananas to tourists), but we encountered no difficulties. The monkey forest was relatively cool, being shady and organic.

We walked along various roads up to town, doing a bit of window shopping. Actually, doing some real shopping, as Keegan bought a couple of batik shirts. We lunched at Café Wayan, which is situated in a garden courtyard. The food was good, but the location was lovely.

Four of us returned to the villa, but Kyla remained in town. Our artwork from Infinity Gallery was brought to us, as promised, at 4pm … and just around that time, the thunderstorm hit. Some of the lightning was clearly very close and so very loud. After one, we unplugged all of our electronics, just in case. Kyla returned, soaking wet, but after a successful shop. The storm continued longer than most tropical storms, and we just spent the time hanging out inside the villa, answering email, working on journals, reading, and relaxing.

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